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Oecologia publishes innovative ecological research of general interest to a broad international audience. We publish several types of manuscripts in many areas of ecology.

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  • We are one of the most highly cited journals in ecology, with 32,699 citations in 2019.
  • We welcome research from across the entire field of ecology, including the latest investigations in physiological ecology, conservation ecology, behavioral ecology, population and community ecology, plant-microbe-animal interactions, ecosystem ecology, global change ecology, and conservation ecology.
  • Our renowned team of Editors-in-Chief and highly regarded Editorial Board includes some of the world's leading voices in ecological research.
  • Our editorial board nominates the papers for the dedicated section of "Highlighted Student Research". Each year, two awards are given to the outstanding papers by student authors.

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  • Carlos L. Ballaré,
  • Roland Brandl,
  • Katherine L. Gross,
  • Indrikis Krams,
  • Russell K. Monson,
  • Joel C. Trexler
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3.225 (2020)
Impact factor
3.665 (2020)
Five year impact factor
62 days
Submission to first decision
285 days
Submission to acceptance
816,629 (2020)

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